MANHATTAN REPERTORY THEATRE'S WINTERFEST 2007

Genre: Festival

For Immediate Release:


Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents
WINTERFEST
February 7th – March 24th, 2007.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the theatre, 13 new plays will be presented over 6 weeks by some of New York City's finest playwrights, actors and directors. As a part of Manhattan Repertory Theatre's on-going commitment to helping artists develop new work, WINTERFEST spotlights 13 exciting new plays spanning the spectrum from comedy to drama, all being performed in Manhattan Rep's intimate Main Stage theatre in true repertory style. All tickets are $20 with complimentary beverage.
For reservations call: (646) 329-6588. Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. Third floor.

Opening the festival is SENSORY by Lucas Hewitt, being performed Wednesday February 7th at 7 p.m., Thursday February 8th at 9 p.m. and Saturday February 10th
at 7 p.m. Sensory reveals our world as we experience it through the five senses, and asks the question: When your senses take control of your memory, can you trust yourself to know what you really want?

Next up is FOR YOU by Josh Drimmer, a deeply personal yet universal story about what happens when young love confronts adult life. FOR YOU plays Wednesday February 7th at 9 p.m., Thursday February 8th at 7 p.m. and Friday February 9th at 9 p.m.

Playwright Rudy Cecera returns for the third time to Manhattan Rep with his hysterical new play, THE LEAD which tells the tale of a successful playwright who promises the lead in one of his plays to three separate actresses, expecting that his play won't get produced. However, when it accidentally gets produced, he suffers the consequences.
THE LEAD performs Friday February 9th at 7 p.m. and Saturday February 10th at 9 p.m.

PERFIDIA by Steve Kalvar tells the tale of Perfidia, a 1930's nightclub where six lost souls congregate in their search for love, salvation and twenty million dollars in gold.
PERFIDIA plays Thursday February 15th at 7 p.m., Friday February 16th at 7 p.m. and Saturday February 17th at 7 p.m.

RACHEL MUST DIE by Christopher Albate returns for an encore presentation. Originally produced as part of SUMMERFEST 06, RACHEL MUST DIE is about a young musician whose girlfriend has left him in a vicious yet funny downward spiral.
RACHEL MUST DIE performs Thursday February 15th at 9 p.m., Friday February 16th at 9 p.m. and Saturday February 17th at 9 p.m.

THE KING IN YELLOW, an exciting new work by Duke York, plunges the audience into madness, where they witness a scholar trading his soul for forbidden knowledge. Who will dare listen to the crickets cry? THE KING IN YELLOW plays Wednesday February 28th at 7 p.m., Thursday March 1st at 9 p.m., Friday March 2nd at 7 p.m. and Saturday March 3rd at 9 p.m.


THE FAMILY ABORTIONIST by Lena Moy-Borgen follows the story of generations of Jewish Mothers who find their daughters to be ‘in a condition' and the man whose love forever changes their lives again, and again, and...well...again.
THE FAMILY ABORTIONIST performs Wednesday February 28th at 9 p.m., Thursday March 1st at 7 p.m., Friday March 2nd at 9 p.m. and Saturday March 3rd at 7 p.m.

A RABBI IN THE ATTIC by Jack A. Churilla is a comedic study of contemporary values in a Jewish family when the goy husband quits the family's business to write a novel. A RABBI IN THE ATTIC performs Wednesday March 7th at 7 p.m., Thursday March 8th at 7 p.m., Friday March 9th at 7 p.m. and Saturday March 10th at 7 p.m.

IF CONDITION by Aaron Carter tells the tale of Joe Morton who believes life is a computer program: variables in an equation narrow to one inevitable result. 
 In this case, that result is a child with his wife Sara. His best friend Quinn thinks that's the condition for a happy life, but Joe wants to rewrite the formula so that any outcome is still possible. IF CONDITION plays Wednesday March 7th at 9 p.m., Thursday March 8th at 9 p.m., Friday March 9th at 9 p.m. and Saturday March 10th at 9 p.m.

SECONDS by Stephen Lemay explores the lives of troubled singles who tangle with the awkward intimacies of modern romance. SECONDS performs Wednesday March 14th at 7 p.m., Thursday March 15th at 7 p.m., Friday March 16th at 7 p.m. and Saturday March 17th at 7 p.m.

A remote and run-down café is the setting for BORDERTOWN by Steve Ives.
Fate brings nine disparate characters together as a tornado thunders in. 
But appearances can be deceiving for there is always something stranger hidden beneath. BORDERTOWN plays Wednesday March 14th at 9 p.m., Thursday March 15th at 9 p.m., Friday March 16th at 9 p.m. and Saturday March 17th at 9 p.m.

Abandoned by her fiancé on her wedding day, Granny Ellen Weatherall, a feisty pioneer woman fighting death, finally allows herself to feel the love and grief that has haunted her for sixty years in THE JILTING OF GRANNY WEATHERALL by Barbara Lifton based on the short story by Katharine Anne Porter. THE JILTING OF GRANNY WEATHERALL performs Wednesday March 21st at 7 p.m., Thursday March 22nd
at 7 p.m., Friday March 23rd at 7 p.m. and Saturday March 24th at 7 p.m.

The deeply moving AND YOUNG MEN DIE by Bill Holland closes WINTERFEST 07. When a war is over, there are many more injuries than those that meet the eye...your experiences haunt you! AND YOUNG MEN DIE performs Wednesday March 21st
at 9 p.m., Thursday March 22nd at 9 p.m., Friday March 23rd at 9 p.m. and Saturday March 24th at 9 p.m.

All tickets are $20. For reservations call: (646) 329-6588. Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. Third Floor.

About the Company: Manhattan Repertory Theatre

 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 900 plays and worked with over 10,000 theatre artists.  MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.


Open:   02/07/07
Close:   03/24/07
Theater:   Manhattan Repertory Theatre
Address:   303 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$20.00
Company: Manhattan Repertory Theatre         Official Web Site: www.manhattanrep.com